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with us. here's a look at what is coming up today -- italy. a trip to a prison island. russia -- the desperate life of many orphans. france -- how architects want to improve life in the suburbs. first, to turkey and its relationship with religious minorities. some are officially recognized in turkey. jews, a greek orthodox, and armenian christians. the turkish government has made concessions to christian minorities, such as returning property confiscated a long time ago. churches, for example. that has given armenians in turkey in fresh confidence boost, but their situation remains difficult. ankara still refuses to recognize the genocide of armenians under ottoman rule 100 years ago. officially, there are some 60,000 armenians in turkey, but the numbers could be rising. in some parts of turkey, descendants of armenians are now rediscovering their identity. >> home to a population of more than 1 million, the city is situated on the turkey -- turkish/i iraqi border. it is the unofficial capital of turkey. but it was not always. between the many minuets that make up the skyline
will split their lands in half. >> in russia, and u.s. beef and pork have been banned. another example of how relations between the two countries are cooling. -- february 24 on link tv. >> hello again. north korea has tested a nuclear bomb. experts believe the blast was twice as parcel as a previous test in 2009. signs of the underground detonation came when a man made earthquake was detected go- around an aside. u.s. steel logical serving as measured magnitude 4.9, considerably more powerful than previous tests. world leaders have condemned it and there have been protests in south korea. many catholics are wondering who will become their next leader pulling the unexpected resignation of post-annexation common 16. the 85-year-old says he is too old to carry out his duties. -- the unexpected resignation of pope benedict xvi. millions of americans will be watching to find out president obama's plan to create jobs. in tunisia, the ruling party says an agreement on a new national government is expected within days, following protests after the assassination of an outspoken opposition politician.
the story may face prison. and as russia remembers the battle of stalingrad, what does it say about the country's tanzania." mlk >> president francois hollande says french troops will only withdraw from mali when african forces can replace them. hollande visited timbuktu on saturday. egypt's interior ministry has condemned the beating of a protestor in cairo. one person was killed during violent demonstrations on friday outside the presidential palace. syrian government tanks have been blown up by roadside bombs in the capital, damascus. there have been violent clashes between government and rebel forces in karnak. in india, the man accused of a gang rape of a fizz therapist student entered a nonguilty plea. the court case in new delhi has been fast tracked. the victim was beaten, raped and thrown from a bus. she died two weeks later. on friday, india's cabinet approved harsher punishments for rapists. including the death penalty. members of paramilitary force have been arrested on suspicion of molesting a group of girls on a train. a somali woman who accused government soldiers of
a cruise ship that was adrift for days. in russia, hundreds have been injured in a meteor shower. and -- >> how many film -- female film directors can you name, aside from kathryn bigelow >> nearly 100 women have been made -- nearly 100 films have been made by women here, and that is what makes this different from the rest. >> olympic sprinter oscar pistorius has formally been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he entered the court with his head bowed, broke down in tears as the charge was formally conferred. prosecutors said that he will argue -- they will argue it was premeditated murder when he shot dead reeva steenkamp at his home. the hearing has been put off until tuesday. here are live pictures from outside the court. waiting to catch a glimpse of pistorius as he lives -- as he leaves. cameras are not allowed in the courtroom. >> olympic runner oscar pistorius arrives at magistrate court after spending the night in police competency -- in police custody. police say they are investigating a case of murder. >> at this stage we can confirm that a young woman did die o
>> ready to talk to syrian fighters, reports from russia that there's a change of heart. hello, this is al-jazeera, also in the news -- it first south korean female president takes power with a warning for the north. anchor in palestinian -- palestine over the death of a man in israeli custody. and a film about the iranian hostage crisis takes best picture at the oscars. syria is now ready to talk to armed groups in an attempt to stop nearly two years of civil war according to the country's foreign minister, who is in moscow holding talks with his russian counterpart. they said that further bloodshed should be avoided as it may lead to the collapse of syria. >> the opposition coalition has given out conditions for dialogue not meant to bide time , but they released the victim as a specially women. we are open to all options ending the killing and destruction. >> first, charlie is live for us from moscow with more on those developments. what more did they have to say? >> after saying that the syrian government is ready to dialogue, all of the who want dialogue, he went on to say
us. >> biden will also meet the us envoy to syria -- un envoy to syria. up until now, russia has been the biggest supporter of the syrian president's regime. >> our chief political correspondent is in munich following the talks. melinda, thanks for being with us. russians and americans are expected to talk about syria. can you expect progress? >> on the basis of what we heard this morning, certainly the talks will be difficult. we heard in the report vice president biden calling for asa ad to step down, the russian prime minister said people putting priority on him stepping down is the main reason this conflict is prolonged. they are due to meet later this afternoon, but it is clearly difficult for them to come to any agreement on what conditions need to be imposed if any. we also know he will be meeting with the international envoy for syria, and the head of the syrian opposition, who has said he is willing to ago she ate with members of the regime, but whether biden is likely to recommend that bashar al-assad is a precondition -- is stepping down as a precondition, is not known. >>
and that in a moment, but first, to the events of russia. the media or was first spotted at around 9:20 a.m. local time. russia's academy of science said it into the atmosphere at a speed of over 50,000 kilometers per hour and then shattered into pieces. >> the media is thought to have been just about two meters across, but that was enough to cause a massive sonic boom, and it was far from harmless. hundreds of people were injured, most of them by shattering glass. >> a rare moment caught on camera -- don turned to daylight as the media or into the earth's atmosphere with a bang -- dawn turned to daylight. it streaked above the sky leaving a white trail. mobile phones stopped working. the shock wave set off car alarms, and local residents were left wondering what was happening. >> i saw something moving in the sky. then there was a flash. we thought it was fireworks. that was followed by an explosion. the weather broke. t, bread, and water -- everything felony floor. -- the window for. >> windows were blown out of dozens of buildings. most of the injuries were light. hundreds have been treated at local
>> itself from the sky, a meteor crash as to earth, injuring more than 1000 people in russia. you are watching al jazeera. the other top story -- cheers for hugo chavez. support tourist are delighted to see his first photos since cancer -- supporters are delighted to see his first photosensor cancer surgery. israel's army breaks out protesters over political prisoners as a hunger strike worsens. >> wrestling is a centuries-old tradition, but the once popular sport does not attract the crowds it once used to. >> it traveled at a speed of 54,000 kilometers per hour and struck with the force of an atomic bomb. a meteor has crashed into the region of russia, injuring more than 1000 people. the impact would have devastated a more inhabited area. >> a massive a ball of fire and smoke tearing across a mid morning sky. this was the site seen by many and chelyabinsk, as they've made their way to work and to their children to school. there was no warning of the meteorite. using their mobile phones, people found the trail of smoke. -- filmed the trail of smoke. and then, a sonic boom would s
to return to some islands claimed by russia around world war ii. >> hardly anybody lives here, but in japan and russia both claim these islands. the japanese call them the northern territories. flag has been debated. the soviet union control of them and under an agreement signed by japan in 1951. but tokyo wants a for your of the islands back -- wants 4 of the islands back. the country is marking northern territory day. >> we are continuing negotiations with the fundamental goal of completing a peace treaty with russia. >> although, he says he wants a peaceful resolution to the dispute, not all japanese feel the same. >> they invaded and conquered our land during the war and we were not able to fight back. it is a surge. >> the russian prime minister dmitry medvedev has visited the islands. his visit has raised tensions with tokyo in the past. northern territory day has become a fixture in the diaries of right-wingers in japan as they seek to reassert japanese influence. analysts say that abe needs all the help he can get in limiting chinese militarism despite his vows to be tough with beij
killed. but i think that this is a more important than that he still gets the backing from russia and iran to believe he will still be able to survive and be able to crush the revolution. the key issue right now is that is still protected by the international community. the international community just had a statement rather than taking action. we see the not put red lines for assad, or how many victims killed or what type of weapons he has been using. he started using not only the air force every day against the civilians, but the missiles. >> it seems we do not get a change in stance from russia and china on this. where is the dialogue going to come from? >> it is clear that there is no change from russia and china. i do not think we need to risk more lives. talking to the russians, they will not change their stance. they are still backing and supplying the assad regime with ammunition. yesterday, in my talks to some of the activists, the rebels, the fighters on the ground, they informed me that there is a new type of tool coming and being used by the army. they have never seen
a leading member of russia's opposition has been placed under house arrest -- hours. a leading member of russia's opposition has been placed under house arrest. police in the philippines say they have shot and killed a man suspected of involvement in the countries political massacre. police say the suspect fired a pistol and threw a grenade at officers who were trying to arrest him. he has been linked to the deaths of more than 50 political rivals in the 2009 massacre. the killings were believed to be an intent to stop rivals from running against a candidate in the 2010 elections. a deal was made on saturday during talks between the leaders of both countries. the country except 750 asylum- seekers per year. thousands of people travel to australia by boat to seek asylum every year, often in dangerous conditions. health officials in the usa obesity obesity levels are at epidemic proportions. it is putting a strain on the health care system. the growing number of overweight americans battle high blood pressure and heart disease. rob reynolds reports from the town known as the fattest in
as sang asteroid skims fast earth hours after a meter identity caused destruction in russia. the d.n.a. testing as horse meat the found in british food. and 18 points clear the with a solid win. >> a close escape for earth. our planet as narrowly dodged about asteroid strike. this follows a meter explosion over russia. ly a few hours later the closest-ever asteroid took place. it highlights the earth's position in what some with are calling a galactic shooting yard. >> many wanted to catch the massive space rock that skimmed so close to the earth. but on strong binoculars or high-powered telescopes could provide a glimpse of the asteroid. it provided astronomers with an opportunity to learn some valuable lessons. >> this is awfully important to we can take steps to eventually protect the earth from an asteroid. >> had it hit, it would have devastated a huge area and caused more damage than a russian meter strike. over 1,000 people were injured by the incident and dozens of -- are still in the hospital. >> i went to see what the flash in the sky was and then went to the other side o
on but there's no trace of the meteorite that left a trail of destruction across central russia and the winner is, we'll be live from the berlin film festival with news of who's got the golden bear. thank you for joining us. a bomb targeting people shopping for vegetables has once again highlighted pakistan's deep sectarian tension. at least 60 have been killed in an explosion in the southwestern city of quetta. more than 200 were injured when a bomb exploded outside a market. police say it was aimed at the region's minority shia population. attacks in quetta have killed more than 200 in the past month. we have the latest from islamabad. what more do we know about this attack? >> hi, barbara. what we know is that this bomb, which went off in this market was very powerful bomb. it was an improvised explosive device and more than 60 people were killed and well over 200 people were injured. this attack, of course, comes only five weeks after another major attack, pakistan's worst ever sectarian attack in which c
. politically, it's part of russia. it's a small place and its people have always been herders. they herd sheep, yak, goats, and when you live all of the time with animals, you develop a very close relationship with the animals. and so there's actually many forms of music that are used to interact with animals. they're part of the environment. horses occupy a central place in the life of tuvans and there's a lot of music that's also related to horses in different ways. first of all, the instruments-- they're made of horses. the igil for instance, the two string fiddle, is made from the skin of a horse, which is on the head of the instrument. the strings are made from horse gut. the bow is made from horse hair and, in fact, a lot of the music that's performed on that instrument is about horses. there's a legend about a horse that dies and goes to heaven. and the owner of the horse hears the voice of his beloved animal coming to him from the heavens. and the horse tells him to build this instrument, the igil, and to play a tune. and that when that tune is played, he will come down from the heaven
to the assad regime. any negotiated settlement must be under the auspices of the united states and russia. there is growing acceptance within the opposition towards members of the government as something that other members of the opposition may have been earlier reluctant to endorse. they made it clear that until now this was an individual initiative. >> the olympic and pair olympic -- para olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, is accused of shooting his girlfriend dead. he said that he thought she was an intruder. we are going out to tanya, just outside the court. it seems that the heat of the case has turned from oscar pistorius to the lead investigator, hilton botha. remind us why. >> yes, that is absolutely right. because this morning there were these revelations that he is actually being investigated on seven counts of attempted murder. extraordinary, extraordinary developments in the story. they tried to pull a vehicle over and they fired into the vehicle, a minivan with seven people inside. the charges against them were dropped. you have to think that they were not pursuing anything be
, the president's chief ally, russia, with the help of the syrian national coalition, the foreign minister spoke to us on the sidelines of the security council meeting in munich. he says he wants to keep in regular contact with syrian opposition. iran is another staunch ally of the syrian president. after the 45 minute meeting, they talked about a way to remove the regime with the least possible bloodshed. there has been serious opposition to the presence of government subject to the condition including 160,000 prisoners. we will go live from munich, lots to talk about already. we have the defense minister weighing in with his own views. what did he say? >> that is right, syria has remained high on the agenda here on sunday morning. the conference heard from another key regional player, he told the conference that in his view the fall of a sought -- assad was imminent and would deal a heavy blow to his allies in the region, would be made to pay a price. he was asked to comment on reports that israeli jets bombed targets inside syria over the last few days. there was no surprise that he did not l
up towards western parts of russia. you see some snow over the dolomites. there is some patchy snow further to the west. many of these frontal systems are looking relatively weak at the moment. towards iberia, temperatures in double figures in madrid. north africa, still this is affecting algeria, some heavy downpours expected. temperatures probably no higher than 9 degrees, way below average. that extends towards tunisia. highs are just 13 in tunis. for central parts of africa, looking relatively dry here. a few showers for gabon. some fairly heavy rain across parts of zambia and zimbabwe. heavy rain in madagascar. >> top stories on al jazeera -- thousands of tunisians had gathered in the capital for the funeral of a prominent opposition leader. shokri belaid's death sparked protests across the country. flights in and out of tunis have been canceled. air are reports of a shooting in bamako -- there are reports of a shooting in bamako. forces have attacked a military checkpoint near the city of gao. european leaders are getting closer to a deal to decide that you's -- decide the eu
and russia the world have celebrated the first day of the chinese new year. hong kong celebrated with a late night street party. thousands of people watched the dancers mingle with colorful floats and welcome in the year of the snake. the day began with prayers for good fortune. >> these people are queuing up to get into the temple in hong kong. in vain -- bubble is a new era of tradition or they come and give thanks for the year that was and pray for blessings of the years ahead. it is the year of the snake and it is meant to be a challenging one. >> chinese people, that is why we come here, to pray for good fortune for the rest of the year. >> for work, up more money and better health and happy life. >> this is good for kids achievement at school. we are coming to have to wish for them doing great for the next year. >> millions at home and china to spend the holidays with their families. but there are members of the chinese military you won't be celebrating at all. the navy is conducting drills and the western pacific ocean. chinese authorities say this is to show they must be ready anywhe
russia, a permanent member of the u.n. security council, to put pressure on their ally, syria. they say they welcome any attempts from any side to end the conflict and end the violence happening. they have always said that they were concerned about crimes committed against humanity and they have always stressed that they will do everything that they can to support moves to end the conflict in syria. >> we will have more in a moment, but staying in brussels , they have agreed to renew an arms embargo against syria. britain wanted to allow the nation's two armed forces, but many say neither side should be armed with weapons from europe. sanctions are also amended to provide greater humanitarian and technical assistance and protection of civilians. let us turn now to nina to ask for more about the foreign minister's reasoning for renewing the arms embargo on syria. >> most eu countries are worried about the further militarization of the conflict. they say against the background reports coming in that anti- government forces have also committed war crimes but they are reluctant to send more
barrier over russia's ule mountains. the repair bill is tens of millions of dollars. the search is on for looking for the rock. sciencists have confirmed these tiny pieces are from space but to warn people if or when another meteor is on its way. >> you need to calculate from what distance you want to see a dangerous object. we consider it to be 5 million. you would be a few days ahead and calculate the trajectory and perhaps prepare a missile. we don't have them so far and nobody knows how to build one. >> while sciencists work on that program, locals are trying to be positive. >> it is now the safest place on earth. and treasure hunters are searching for more pieces of space and will wonder when these confirmed remains could fetch money, which means the splinters left are left more than 40 times the value of gold. >> now to share or not to share, that's the question you may want to ask yourself when you post pictures online. one of the photographs was being used to sell t-shirts and suing the company that is behind it. >> it was the perfect morning to be at the beach. photogra
criminals based in russia or eastern europe could be carrying out the attack. we have more. >> someone has been nibbling at apple, the iphone, ipod, and ipad maker says it has been hit in an attack against it and other companies today said, "we identified a small number of systems in apple that were infected and isolated them from our network." it comes less than a week since social media giant facebook revealed it was targeted last month in a sophisticated attack, identified as coming from china. the firm also says it failed to compromise you their data -- compromise user data. .he story made front-page news the cyber attack on apple comes within hours of a report by u.s. company -- by a u.s. company that points out -- points a finger at china. this is allegedly the building in shanghai that is believed to be at the center of the global hacking operation. the office is said to be occupied by a chinese military unit. the chinese government denies the accusations. experts say hacking is a way of gaining an advantage over countries that the chinese art keen to try -- are keen to try to outsm
the invitations to visit russia and the united states. >> from the start of the uprising the international community has criticized syria's op sigs for its failure to unite. but now it seems the syrian national coalition which has been meeting in cairo has put the ball firmly in the courts of the international community. it says its members have reached an agreement on forming a government to run reble held areas. >> the leaders of the southeastern national coalition have agreed to form a transitional government to operate within rebel held areas. it's been decided that the head will be announce bid march 2 after an agreement's been reached with all opposition groups. agreeing to form a government will strengthen the position but unfortunately for those living under the bombardment it doesn't weaken that of the president. and as a diplomatic strugen to find a solution to the bloody war continues so does the death and destruction. for those inside syria that's been their daily reality for almost two years. >> the u.s. government has grounded its entire fleet of new f-35 fighter planes. a cr
. >> scientists found the biggest fragment of a meteorite that exploded with the force of an atomic bomb in russia. it weighs almost 2 kilos and one of more than 100 bits found so far. it injured around 1500 people and damaged thousands of homes in siberia earlier this month. proof that good things come in small packages. an indian rocket put seven canadian satellites into orbit. they include two of the world's smallest telescopes. more from toronto. >> when you think of space science, you usually think big. the canadian satellites aboard aloft by this indian rocket are tiny, just 27 centimeters across, weighing less than 7 kilos each. >> we have done this before. >> back on earth, two more of the tube shape devices are getting ready for herb at the university of toronto's institute for aerospace studies. a total of six have been designed here. their task is formidable. but the manager telescopes' pointed deep into space, the satellite, data on cosmic explosions and primordial matter. >> the astronomy's -- astronomers are interested in spending big, massive stars. they tend to lead it brief and vi
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. >> an unusual trial is scheduled to begin in russia soon. it involves a defendant who is dead. accused russian tax authorities of stealing $200 million. but when he reported this to police, they arrested him for tax evasion. he was found dead in his cell a year later. the government of oratory outside chicago, the u.s. investing millions of dollars into a new center designed to improve batteries that power iphones to from eye phon electric cars. they've made a breakthrough in green technology that could turn a trash to cash. >> from a grocery store to garbage dump, there is a global glut of plastic bags. 100 billion are discarded each year in the u.s. alone, just 13 percent are recycled and the rustling on lawns and in landfills for centuries. craig reddix hundreds of years to degrade. >> they want to end all that. the scientists at this laboratory have found a way to turn the bags into batteries. >> there are many benefits. a very important product. >> in the past, this were not able to mix different kinds of plastics, and he found a way around that. the cuts the bags up and stuffed them into
negotiations would be held at the end of february and involve the u.s., china, russia, britain, france, and germany. he was also open to an offer from the united states for discussions. >> we have to make sure this time, and this is very fair to make sure the other side who comes with authentic intention, with fair and real intention. >> security forces in molly say the top commander has been caught. he was captured by an armed group near the nigerian border. last week france and mullion troops -- malian troups liberated three cities. an egyptian man who appears in a video being beaten by police has security forces -- says security forces made him change his story. he is shown being stripped and bundled into of them in cairo. on sunday he appeared on egyptian television saying protesters attacked him, but now he says it is the police. more from cairo. >> this story has gripped the country for the past two days, and much of it was happening live on television. it was friday when this man who was beaten up and humiliated, drive naked under the eyes of the egyptians or saturday when he ap
shot by authorities at close range on thursday. in russia, about 40 people were reportedly injured when the meteorite shot across the sky and dropped balls of fire down to earth. video shows the meteorite blazing a brilliant path of light across the sky. mass panic ensued as car alarms went off and windows shattered. authorities said most injuries were minor and resulted from flying glass. authorities in california say the body found inside a burned out cabin in california is that a former police officer and shooting suspect christopher dorner. dorner is accused of waging a campaign of terror against his former employer, the los angeles police department, and will ultimately killing four people, including a sheriff's deputy caught in a shootout at the cabin. dorner had accused the department of racism and corruption. officials deny they intentionally set a fire that gutted the cabin where dorner was hiding, but amid the blaze was ignited by their pyrotechnic-style tear-gas canisters known as burners. dorner's scorched remains had to be identified by dental records. we will have more lat
, and a heavy dependence on russia for trade and energy. these are issues that were hardly touched on in any of the campaigns. >> it has been five years since cozumel broke away from serbia. celebrations took place, but problems like poverty and corruption remain rampant in europe's newest day. ♪ >> the march was small but significant. officially the constitution limits security forces to emergency response, but in front of the invited ranks of international diplomats and dignitaries in military uniforms, the inclusion of special forces units sent a deliberate message. this is a fledgling army in all but name. the significance was not lost on the crowds. >> i know it will not be repeated, the war, but if anything happens i know we are safe and we have our army. i am extremely proud. >> veterans of the conflict of the 1990s -- a country now trying to draw a line and move forward. >> we are building a new vision for our country and people, a vision of an international future. >> the famous newborn monument was unveiled on the first independence day five years ago. it has been repainted, with
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